LONE STAR HEALTH SERVICES PLLC Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in LAREDO, Texas
Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts. Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action. Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them. Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration. Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations. Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions. Supervise nurses' aides or assistants. Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary. Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers. Record food and fluid intake and output.